LIST OF COLORADO BREWERIES

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A true lover of craft beer would have to plan more than 300 stops to visit all Colorado breweries this fall. Who wouldn’t want to jump aboard that train?

Some would argue that it’s no coincidence that the Super Bowl of the beer world – The Great American Beer Festival – is held in the state that is absolutely crazy for new tastes in crafted beverages. 

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RUNNING TRAILS AND
DRINkING ALES

By Tiffany Lutke

If you ask Coloradans about their hobbies, chances are they might include enjoying the outdoors and drinking craft beer. For professional ultrarunner Gina Lucrezi, the two fit together like a sock and shoe. Among Lucrezi’s sponsors such as New Balance and Pro-Tec Athletics, is Boulder-based Upslope Brewing Company. That’s right — a craft brewery sponsors an ultrarunner; it doesn’t get much more Colorado than that.

Lucrezi, 32, says the partnership is perfect in numerous ways. “Trail running fits hand in hand with craft beer. Craft, to me, is rugged, independent and out there on its own. It’s not made for the mass market and neither is trail running. Both are unique in their own way,” she says. “Craft brewers are constantly searching for new styles and techniques, while trail runners are looking for new vistas. It’s freedom for creativity.” Read more...